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US National Human Genome Research Institute

As part of the US federal agency, the National Institutes of Health:

"The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) leads the participation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP). NHGRI directs and supports work on the sequencing of the human genome; funds research on the genome's structure, function, and role in health and disease; and supports studies on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research.."

Its mission statement explains:

"The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) led the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the human genome. This project was successfully completed in April 2003. Now, the NHGRI's mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease."

Source: NHGRI website 

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Español: US National Human Genome Research Institute
Français: National Human Genome Research Institute

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